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After enforcing federal work requirements for its food stamp program, Wisconsin has found work for thousands of recipients, and cleaned the rolls of many ineligible enrollees. In April 2015, the Badger State began requiring able-bodied adults without children to work or participate in an employment training program for at least 20 hours a week in order to receive food stamps....[ read more ]

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Maine’s Governor Paul LePage has been on a crusade to reform his state’s welfare program and reduce resident dependence on government assistance. New numbers indicate that these reforms have been working. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services said that “tougher requirements for welfare along with a drop in unemployment have led to more Mainers supporting themselves.” The number...[ read more ]

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Governors across the country are leading a new welfare reform revolution. From Maine to Indiana to New Mexico, bold leaders are making common-sense changes that will preserve the safety net for the truly needy. As this revolution continues to spread across the map, state policymakers need to know these policy changes – restoring work requirements for able-bodied adults without kids...[ read more ]

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Over the last several years, even as the economy has started to improve, more and more Americans have become trapped in the food stamp program, now called the “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” or SNAP. In 2013, food stamp enrollment and spending hit all-time highs. But a new report from the Foundation for Government Accountability provides governors and legislators with a...[ read more ]